Requisition ID: req4898
Job Title: Policy and Advocacy Internship
Sector: Advocacy & Government Affairs
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Location: Brussels, Belgium
PRESENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
Rescue Committee Belgium is part of the IRC global network, which has its
headquarters in New York and London. The
International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian
relief and development organisations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert
Einstein, the IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and
helps people survive, recover and rebuild their lives. The IRC delivers
emergency aid, protects children, provides health care, prevents and responds
to violence against women and girls, safeguards human rights and helps to
kick-start economic recovery. Working in more than 35 countries, the IRC
has restored hope and opportunity to many millions of people.
AND POLICY INTERNSHIP WITH IRC BELGIUM
Rescue Committee Belgium represents the IRC’s global network in Belgium,
leading on the IRC's engagement with the EU institutions. Our priority is to
ensure that EU policy and legislation meets the needs of those affected by
conflict and disaster. We use IRC’s learning and experience to shape EU
humanitarian, development and migration policies in ways that improve the lives
of more people worldwide, and to ensure that EU funding is targeted
IRC is looking for a Policy and Advocacy Intern for the Brussels office.
Duration: 6 months,
full-time internship, starting at short notice.
Assist with research on how the EU and EU Member States address humanitarian
crises, migration, forced displacement, integration and other
humanitarian/development issues in their external and internal policies.
Monitor and analyse the latest developments in the European Institutions,
Member States and the media for relevant humanitarian aspects and ensure this
information is shared with relevant colleagues.
Assist in formulating and disseminating advocacy and position papers, including
by liaising with NGOs, networks, etc.
Assist in the organisation of events, meetings and conferences, with both
internal and external stakeholders.
Assist with preparation and attend relevant meetings
Graduate Degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations, Humanitarian
Studies or a relevant field.
Good understanding of the functioning of the EU institutions and specifically
of the EU’s external action and the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
Knowledge about the issue of refugee protection, migration policies and
humanitarian aid is highly desirable. Knowledge of refugee integration policy
would be considered an asset.
Familiar with current debates on humanitarian and development issues in the EU
and its relations with partner countries.
Strong research, analysis and reporting skills, with excellent writing skills
and the ability to undertake research quickly and write under pressure.
Exceptional organisation skills, with a very good eye for detail when
organising events, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task, plan ahead and
keep track of tasks.
Strong communication skills, including excellent (spoken and written) English
required, combined with workable French. Other EU languages an advantage.
Proactive and able to work well independently and as part of a team in a
fast-paced, challenging non-profit setting.
Conditions: We offer
interns a monthly stipend as will be explained during the interview.
Belgium strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC Belgium is committed
to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and
employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce
regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national
origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
Applications close on 19 May at 11.59pm
Master Degree in International Relations, Politics, Governance, Development, or in Public International Law.